Friday, November 15, 2013

Smoke Effect Photoshop

Create a realistic Smoke effects with the Photoshop CS6 elements. This does not require much time like the readers think. There are many ways to do this, but I will teach the easiest way. Ok, so let’s get started.

1st Step : Open up your picture by going File/ Open.

NOTE: When choosing your picture, it’s better for you to take a photo with Black background.

2nd Step : Grab the brush tool and make sure that White is your foreground color.

3rd Step : And also make sure that the Opacity is above 50% and  in the brush Presets check shape dynamics and smoothing.

4th Step : Now Create a New Layer by going Layer/New/Layer.

5th Step : Now start coloring as I did in the picture. Change the brush size according to the size of the picture.

6th Step : Don’t be worried about how it looks now, it will be better later on. After coloring Press Ctrl + T and Press the wrap tool.

7th Step : Now wrap the smoke until it perfectly matches the tea cup and then press Enter.

8th Step : Now go to Filter/ Other/ Maximum.

9th Step : And then a dialog box appears, adjust the radius of pixels until it perfectly matches for you in the form of a real smoke.

Again if you’re not satisfied with the shape of the smoke you can again Wrap it by Pressing Ctrl + T.

10 Step : Now we’re going to add some smart filters for our smoke for doing that go to Filter/ Convert to smart filters and click Ok.

11th Step : Now go to Filter/ Blur/ Surface blur.

12th Step : After that a dialog box appears, adjust the Radius and Threshold until it perfectly matches the smoke. I’ll be using Radius 17 and Threshold 41.

13th Step : Now you’re done you can save up your image by going File/ Save as.

If you have any doubt please feel free to comment, I’ll be helping you J
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Age Progression Photoshop

Today we are going to learn the Age progression tutorial in Photoshop. I’ll be using Photoshop CS6 . This will work in almost all the versions of Photoshop. You can see how you look like in your 60s and 70s. Its very simple and takes less time for you to do this. So let’s get started.

1st Step : Open up the picture which you need to Age progress. So for doing that simply go to File/ Open or press Ctrl + O.

 2nd Step : Now you need to insert Guide line to the photo. Make sure its Vertical selected and position 0 in.

 3rd Step : Take the move tool and grab the guide line to the centre of the nose.

 4th Step : Now you need to level the photo if its not straight. For doing that press Ctrl + A and Ctrl + T. You can now move and rotate the image.

 5th Step : After doing press Enter and go to Select/ Deselect.

 6th Step : Now get another 2 guide line as I showed earlier and place it in the center of the eyes.

 7th Step : Get another guide line and this time select Horizontal.

 8th Step : Now place the guide line in upper corner of the mouth.

 9th Step : Now another horizontal guide line and it should run through both eyes. 

 10th Step : Now you need to find a good image of an old person. The main thing is it should match the skin tone of the earlier image you took for age progression.

 11th Step : Open it and press Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C.

 12th Step : Now return to the original image and Press Ctrl + V.

 13th Step : Now the old person’s image will be placed above the original image. Now you need to adjust all the features of the old person to the young man. Press Ctrl + T to rotate and move the image. Make sure it goes through the guide lines and press Enter.

 14th Step : Now you need to decrease the Opacity to give the original image an old look. Adjust it until it perfectly fits. I recommend 45-50.

 15th Step : Now you should remove the guides, for doing go to View/ Clear guides.

16th Step : Now we need to tide up the image and give an original old look.  Grab the Eraser tool from the tool bar or else press E.

 With the Eraser tool, clear off the background and excessive parts of the image that you don’t want to change. Make sure before erasing you eraser hardness is set around 45.

 18th Step : . If you have a doubt that which is the original image and which is the old person’s , you can deselect the invisible eye icon on the layer.

 19th Step : Now you should make the eye highlighted by erasing its excessive old person’s image.

 20th Step : Now the same thing for the nose and mouth.

 21st Step :  Now you’re done !!! you can save your image. If you have any doubts, leave it in the comments I’ll help you J.

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